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Table 4 Missed injuries, NOM failures and non-therapeutic laparotomies

From: Abdominal injuries in a major Scandinavian trauma center – performance assessment over an 8 year period

  Period 1 Period 2 p
  n = 163 n = 296  
Missed injuries (%) 9 (6) 13 (4) 0.65
Failure of NOM (%) 9 (6) 5 (2) 0.04
Non-therapeutic laparotomies (%) 51 (31) 80 (27) 0.33
  1. NOM: non-operative management.